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Download, don’t stream!

Download, don’t stream ! As a digital contemporary music label, who expects to grow fast in the next years on the Internet, we couldn’t go through the important subject of the pollution of streaming practices and the trend called « digital sobriety »…How to promote digital sobriety when you are an online music label present on streaming platforms? Many new reports of different countries (France, Canada…) point out the fact that our new online consumers habits are full of consequences for the planet. In deed, one might think that the end of physical media such as CDs and DVDs would save resources and reduce pollution by reducing consumption. But that was without counting our new frenetic and...

Jorge Sad Levi on video for you !

Composer Jorge Sad Levi speaks about its new album MÚSICA PARA (SERES) PARLANTES on a video for Elektramusic. Música para (seres) parlantes is a contemporary music album conceived as a rock album in which the sequence of tracks (alternating acousmatic and mixed musics)  and the final mix , is also composed and integrated with images  as a whole conceptual work. You can watch this video here or on Elektramusic Youtube channel. ...

A video presentation of “O” by Chatori Shimizu

Composer Chatori Shimizu presents its new mini album "O" on a video for Elektramusic. Chatori Shimizu (b. 1990) is a Dresden based composer and sound artist, who constructs his works for a wide range of mediums concerning the time identity in sound. Ranging from orchestral works to sound installations, all of his works “engage in repetitive patterns of sound motifs, which aims for the slightest change in the pattern to act as an accent” (New York Seikatsu), and is described as “a flared infotainment playground” (Mehrlicht Dresden).  You can watch this video here or on Elektramusic Youtube channel. ...

PROTECTING & CLEANING MICROPHONES

From Neumann Berlin : Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic Neumann assembled this note on protecting and cleaning Neumann microphones and accessories. Especially for vocal and speech recordings, microphones are often used at close proximity to the mouth, possibly also by multiple users. To reduce the risk of spreading diseases through bacteria and viruses, one or more remedies, explained in detail below, may be used:ideally, have just one user per microphone (including the accessories), Ideally, have just one user per microphone (including the accessories. After or before use, clean all surfaces, i.e. microphone housings, head baskets and accessories. Leave the microphone unused for some time, possibly also applying elevated temperature to the microphone. Utilize accessories such as...

UNESCO RESILIART DEBATE ARTISTS AND CREATIVITY BEYOND CRISIS

We need a concerted and global effort to support artists and ensure access to culture for all. The health crisis brought on by the novel coronavirus has plunged the global economy into a recession, costing the global economy US $1 trillion during 2020 (UNCTAD). While billions of people around the world turn to culture as a source of comfort and connection, the impact of COVID-19 has not spared the culture sector. More than 80% of UNESCO World Heritage properties have closed down, threatening the livelihoods of the local communities and cultural professionals. Cultural institutions and facilities including museums, theatres and cinemas are losing millions in revenue each day, and many have had to...

Music from home – powered by Music Traveler

During the Coronavirus pandemic, many musicians are left without an income. With your help and the help of the Karajan Institute, Music Traveler is building “Music From Home”, where we help musicians to monetise their digital performances. By centralizing the live streams, they want to get maximum exposure and income for the musicians. Link : https://www.facebook.com/Music-From-Home-powered-by-Music-Traveler-and-Karajan-Institute-106622394318232/?modal=admin_todo_tour ...

BE PART OF THE #CREATIVEEUROPEATHOME INITIATIVE

IMZ International Music + Media Centre The European Commission asks beneficiaries of the Creative Europe Programme to showcase their art work using #CreativeEuropeAtHome. The coronavirus outbreak has had a significant impact on the cultural and creative sector, artists and their audiences alike. Many activities carried out under the Creative Europe Programme cannot take place as planned due to the measures imposed by governments to contain the spread of the virus. While there is no denial about the gravity of the situation, it is also important to acknowledge and highlight the many positive examples that continue to move forward the cultural and creative life in Europe: movie archives opening up their websites for the public, theaters...

Collaborative tools for musicians

During this quarantine time caused by COVID-19, it seems necessary to do some list of collaborative tools and app for musicians to help them to work at distance and also share their creations. If we all use daily Soundcloud, Youtube, Skype, WeTransfer, Zoom and also IGTV Instagram and Facebook Live, some specific tools ca be useful.Avid Cloud Collaboration allows multiple collaborators to work on the major DAW on the market Pro Tools software. All it takes is Pro Tools and an internet connection. So, it is limited to Pro Tools users, of course, but as soon as you’ve logged into your Avid account, you can start collaborating with others just by clicking on File > Start collaboration. From...

Would you let me give you suprise?

Listening to new music is being considered as hard, when it’s compared to listening to music we already know. I assume most people —especially those who have settled into the rhytm of life after 30—simply don’t listen to new music, because they are focused mostly on work, rent, children, and broadly speaking “life”. Eventually, in some cases come to place where music becomes something to remember rather than something to experience. It’s just something „worth to know”. Why do we even listen to new music anymore? Most people have access to the songs they could ever need by the time they turn 30. Various streaming platforms can get us back to the days of our youth when life...

Coronavirus – how does it sound?

For the last couple of weeks, we have all lived only on this topic. Coronavirus. As a label, just like the entire cultural sector, we try to adapt to the new reality and go through this time in health and safety. We try to tame the epidemic in various ways, however it inspires to share with you one of the extended sonifications of his DNA code on our website. Meanwhile, the drastic steps taken by subsequent countries significantly affect various areas of artistic activity banned gatherings of human communities means also the concerts. As a result, many musicians (and other artists) lose their primary source of income, and no one is available...